312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, California 94108

Who: Parag Khanna, Director, Global Governance Initiative; Senior Research Fellow, American Strategy Program, New American Foundation

Event: How are the forces behind globalization dividing countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and East Asia along political, economic, and cultural lines? As “second world” nations struggle to rise into the first world and avoid falling into the third, how will resources in countries like Azerbaijan, Colombia, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam impact the fate of China, Europe, and the United States? To help us understand the shifting balance of power at this intersection of geopolitics and globalization, Parag Khanna joins the Council to discuss his new book, The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order. With an expertise in geopolitics and Asian and European affairs, Mr. Khanna has worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Brookings Institute. As a Fellow and the Director of the Global Governance Initiative of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, he currently leads the organization’s efforts to find innovative strategies for governmental, corporate, and civil society collaboration to resolve pressing global problems and redefine diplomacy for the 21st century.

When: Wednesday, March 26; Registration: 5:30pm; Program: 6pm
Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St. San Francisco
Admission Costs: Council Members: FREE; Students: $5; Nonmembers: $15
Info: 415.293.4600; [email protected]

Official Website: http://www.itsyourworld.org/

Added by wacsf on February 11, 2008